The Transfers/Transfer Rumours Thread

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  1. FCBarca

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    Considering Vermaelen is unreliable in terms of injuries and Mina already looks a strange buy, needed for depth, at a minimum. Lenglet has been fantastic addition to Sevilla, looks like he has been playing in the Primera for years. Left footed, great instincts as a defender and confident going forward with the ball. Juventus has pursued him dating back to his beginnings at Nancy

    In the current bubble market, 35 million still looks very shrewd business from my perspective and while Sevilla will be gutted to not get more for him they still made a handsome 30 million profit in 18 months - impressive post Monchi, has to be said

    He's going to be a great addition, very pleased
     
  2. Valhalla You cut me off mid funk Gold Member

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    He’s class but I wonder if it means Umtiti is off.
     
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    I don't think they are related but surely it gives Barcelona leverage in their salary negotiations with Umtiti. I don't think Samu wants to leave as he is very settled but wants to get the best deal possible
     
  4. Valhalla You cut me off mid funk Gold Member

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    Just meant because they’re both left footed and very one sided.

    Is Umtiti still got that clause of around £50m? He’d be an absolute bargain for any team at that price.
     
  5. FCBarca

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    Very low buyout clause upon his arrival from Lyon. Barcelona love Umtiti as do the fans, player seems to have similar love for the club and is quite close to Dembélé but you never know when it comes to money - we're all wired differently for that

    I do believe he was bought for depth that has been needed, can't forget Mascherano left as well. De Ligt would then be the ideal backup to Piqué but one step at a time
     
  6. Valhalla You cut me off mid funk Gold Member

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    There any chance Valverde gets punted at the end of the season? Some Barca fans seem to hate him on twitter and r/soccer :giggle1:
     
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    Hate would be a strong word for me but I am definitely in the contingent that no only wants him gone but never wanted him here in the first place because I knew we would be bored to tears in the 4-4-2
     
  8. MagnificentSeven Ye get players & ye get plers.. Gold Member

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    Spurs being linked with Dries Mertens for £24.5m.

    Bargain in this day & age.
     
  9. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    25 million for a 31 year old is a lot!
     
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  10. Vertie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Schalke midfielder Max Meyer has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool but the 22-year-old Germany international has agreed a move to join Hoffenheim. (Leipziger Volkszeitung)

    That’s an odd move, that.
     
  11. Seosamh Máirtín

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    Would've thought staying with Schalke would've been preferable if he'd chose to stay in Bundesliga...

    Definitely have to question his ambition.
     
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    Sokratis close to joining Arsenal for 16m. Smart signing..
     
  13. Mcguire1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    30 in a few week's. Isn't the quickest..

    Can see him getting exposed with their back line unless it drastically changes in personnel and system..

    Do you reckon you'll get Fabian Ruiz?

    What a player he is. See Madrid and United are trying to steal a march and get in first..
     
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    I don't see it happening with Ruiz, not least of which because Arthur is a similar player and if Barcelona opt for a more experience player they will target elsewhere (Eriksen or Pjanic for example). He's a local kid and as I remind people all the time, a buyout fee only works if the player themselves wants to move and I am not certain he wants to go anywhere with the atmosphere Setien has created for them
     
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    Agree, that Sokratis isnt that good. Poor signing for them unless its as a squad player but you couldnt see them signing back-up players when they need half a team.
     
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  16. AJ Styles Moussa Dembele's eyes Gold Member

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    Fabinho set to join Liverpool in a £55 million deal

    Him and Keita would be 2 brilliant midfield additions

    #Fabinho should join Liverpool for €55M + bonuses. (L’Equipe)
     
  17. The Bunnet Gold Member Gold Member

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    * sake another pler!
     
  18. Officer Doofy Hey Terry, smell my finger! Gold Member News Writer

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    What a signing that would be.

    If Him and Keita settle in well, plus another couple of signings, Liverpool should run City close.
     
  19. Mcguire1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    They need to drastically and I mean drastically improve their depth all over..

    Their midfield isn't elite level or even close. Defensively they aren't good enough and too easy got at. Goalkeepers are diddies. No backup striker..

    Need 2 goalies. 2 centre halves alongside Virgil. A right back (Trent Arnold is promising). Another winger or 2 for Salah and Mane (Lallana won't do). 2 strikers with Firmino (Solanke and Ings won't cut it)..

    They've got a few central midfielders and with the 2 coming next they should be ok in that department..
     
  20. AJ Styles Moussa Dembele's eyes Gold Member

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